The 20-year-old, who joined the Blues from Nottingham Forest in 2012, has since enjoyed hugely successful loan spells away from Stamford Bridge.

He scored 21 goals in 48 matches for MK Don and, since moving to Derby County last month, has managed five strikes in his first seven appearances for Steve McClaren’s side.

With first-team opportunities looking limited when he returns to Chelsea in the summer, Spurs are ready to step in and try and poach the forward.